Parents & Kids Staff | Mar 18, 2019 | 0
Did you know how people dyed their Easter eggs before all the artificial neon colors made it to the shelves in the supermarkets? You can google or watch YouTube videos on how to dress those eggs into beautiful vibrant colors, using vegetables you probably have at home already! Use onion peels to get different shades of yellow, brown and dark red. Try spinach for a juicy green, carrots and turmeric for bright-orange and beets for a lovely pink hue. The kids will enjoy an impromptu science project and you’ll get beautiful Easter eggs for your holiday dinner centerpiece without having to buy packets of dye powder and food coloring.
Tip: To make sure your eggs don’t crack while boiling, place them in a pot on the stove with room temperature water. Boil eggs for one minute, turn off the stovetop, cover, and allow eggs to sit and continue to cook for 15 minutes in the hot water. Rinse and soak eggs in cold water to cool.
Try this! It’s really fun and easy to use non-toxic water-based fine tip paint pens to decorate Easter eggs with children. Place eggs in an egg carton to make it easier for toddlers and preschoolers. Allow your design to dry before flipping it over to paint the other side.